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Dec 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
year prison term also for corruption. former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky was jailed today. he was accused of new counts of sexually abusing boys but could not post bail. sandusky already faced 40 counts. there was also word that bernie fine, a former assistant basketball coach at syracuse university will not face charges of molesting boys in the 1980s. a prosecutor said the statute of limitations has run out. prosecutors in philadelphia have dropped their long-running fight to execute mumia abu jamal. the black panther was sentenced to death for murdering a white police officer, daniel faulkner, during a traffic stop. abu jamal maintained he was a victim of racism and in 2008 a federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing hear. today, the district attorney said he wants to avoid more years of appeals. >> there's never been any doubt in my mind that mumia abu jamal shot and killed officer faulkner. and i believe that the appropriate sentence was handed down by the jury of his peers in 1982. while abu jamal will no longer be facing the death penalty, he wi
Dec 13, 2011 3:00pm PST
. jerry sandusky's decision means his case will proceed to a trial. he faces more than 50 counts of sexually abusing ten boys across a 12-year-period. sandusky has denied the allegations, and defense lawyer joseph amendola said today, that has not changed. >> i don't want there to be any misunderstanding. we are not in any way conceding guilt. in fact, jerry is more adamant than ever of his innocence, in expressing his innocence at trial. today's decision was simply a tactical measure based upon an analysis of what was going to transpire. >> sreenivasan: instead, the defense said it wanted to avoid having sandusky's accusers amplify their claims in open court. a pennsylvania state prosecutor said it was probably for the best. >> i haven't spoken to the victims. you've got to show and understand that you can't forget the victims in this. you want to have some feelings of compassion for the hurt that they have. you know, i think i would imagine that they would be somewhat relieved not having to go out and testify and be cross-examined. >> sreenivasan: sandusky's next scheduled cour
Dec 16, 2011 3:00pm PST
abuse charges against jerry sandusky, a former assistant football coach. the judge's ruling involved penn state athletic director tim curley, who's now on leave, and gary schultz, a former university vice president. earlier in the a next february, a federal trial will determine who was at fault in the spill. japan has moved a step closer to lifting evacuation orders around a nuclear plant ravaged by a tsunami. the government announced the fukushima daichi plant has reached a stable state known as "cold shutdown". three reactors there went into meltdowns after the disaster last march. it became the world's worst nuclear crisis since chernobyl in 1986. in tokyo, prime minister yoshihiko noda said one major concern has been resolved, but there's still a long way to go. >> ( translated ): although phase two is complete, our battle with the nuclear accident has not ended. for now, we need to move on from stabilizing the nuclear reactors to decommissioning the nuclear reactors. >> sreenivasan: a -mile zone around the plant will likely be off limits for years to come. but today's announcem
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